Senior Engineer, Mine Planning | FIFO 2/2 Operation | Mining Sector

Location
Northern Canada
Posted
May 12, 2020
Closes
Aug 31, 2020
Ref
6564
Category
Engineering
Work Term
Permanent
Work Load
Full Time
Language
English

SENIOR ENGINEER, MINE PLANNING | FIFO 2/2 OPERATION | MINING SECTOR

Northern Canada

Cowan International’s client, an international mining & metals major, has a need for a highly competent Senior Engineer, Mine Planning to play a key role at its operating mining complex in Northern Canada.

Job Code: 6564

Reporting to the Chief Mine Engineer, the Senior Engineer, Mine Planning will perform critical in-depth mine planning functions as well as important pit and blast design work.

The incumbent will liaise with, monitor and coordinate an interdisciplinary owner-contractor team consisting of mine engineering, drill & blast, load & haul, surveying and geology personnel

FIFO Schedule = 2 weeks IN / 2 weeks OUT to multiple travel hubs in Quebec & Eastern Canada

Responsibilities of the Senior Engineer, Mine Planning

  • Communicate, spearhead, design, develop, track, measure, maintain, adhere to and report on (to varying degrees) : short-, medium-, long-term mine plans; reporting systems; pit & waste dump designs; drill & blast and load & haul conformances; slope stability requirements; SOPs; health & safety requirements
  • Monitor mining contractor performance and alignment with the mining plan
  • Liaise closely with drill and blast personnel, ensuring optimal execution of designs/plans
  • Immediately report any areas of concern or proposed improvements
  • Show initiative, positivity, resilience, adaptability and cultural-sensitivity
  • Show a team and problem-solving approach
  • Be a proponent and example of the highest safety standards, ensuring safe and efficient operations
  • Be readily accessible to operational personnel and be present in the field
  • Perform audits and inspections when needed
  • Grow along with this site in responsibility and knowledge

Experience and Competencies required for the Role

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mine Engineering
  • >7 years of mine planning
  • >5 years of open pit, truck & shovel mining
  • Expert knowledge and experience with GEMCOM or other comparably similar mine planning software
  • Prior field experience is essential
  • Drill and blast design experience would be advantageous
  • Experience working with mining contractors would be advantageous
  • Strong commitment to HSE standards and sustainable development
  • Excellent communication, coordination and administration skills
  • Bilingualism (English-French) would be ideal, but not essential

All applications are confidential